For its founder Andy McGeoch, Glaswegin is a gin that represents Glasgow and its unique character. Made in Tradeston, in the southside of Glasgow, the liquid is produced by urban craft distiller Illicit Spirits. The recipe was devised by Andy with the idea to produce a very drinkable gin with a mix of botanicals, including some more unusual ones.

Glaswegin is distilled using a combination of botanicals including locally grown Scottish milk thistle, Italian juniper, Russian coriander, angelica, orange flower, chamomile flower, pink peppercorns & bay leaf to provide a smooth, fresh taste.

the handcrafted artisan copper alembic still used to produce Glaswegin

The person tasked with creating the minimalist Glaswegin bottle was Paul Gray, an award-winning designer and Glasgow School of Art graduate. The ethos was to support the creation of a frank, no frills, yet distinctive gin, representative of its namesake. It is inspired by the no-nonsense style of the city of Glasgow and its people, best served with a fuss-free tonic and a classic gin garnish.

“Glas we gin is positioned in such a way as to be phonetic rather than look like a spelling mistake.” Paul Gray

Planning is apparently underway to create their own Glaswegin Distillery while the brand establishes itself in the city, and beyond. And it seems that the product has some famous fans such as Scottish actor James McAvoy pictured below….


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